CVC  Hearst

http://www.hearst.com/ventures





     Office Locations:

300 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-649-2000

 

Stages:

  • Early
  • Growth


 

Industries:

  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet
  • Sports & Entertainment

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    Description:

    Hearst Corporation is one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 34 weekly newspapers; 29 television stations, which reach a combined 18 percent of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, HISTORY and ESPN; significant holdings in automotive, electronic and medical/ pharmaceutical business information companies; a 50 percent stake in global ratings agency Fitch Group; Internet and marketing services businesses; television production; newspaper features distribution; and real estate. Founded in 1995, Hearst Ventures is one of the most active and successful corporate venture funds in the U.S., investing in the intersecting worlds of media and technology. Hearst Ventures' initial investment is typically $2 million to $10 million, but the group does not have a cap on future investment amounts, and considers larger investments. Extensions of the Hearst Health network include Hearst Health Ventures, led by managing director Ellen Koskinas, and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab, led by chief innovation officer for healthcare Justin Graham, MD, MS.



    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B
       
       
     

    Investment Team:


    Name   Title
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    Darcy Frisch Vice President
    George Kliavkoff Co-President
    Kenneth A. Bronfin Senior Managing Director
    Scott English Managing Director
    Steven R. Swartz President and Chief Executive Officer

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      06/14/2018


      Amino


      NY


      $45,000,000


      Series C


      06/04/2018


      Systum


      TX


      $7,500,000


      Series A


      05/14/2018


      TruValue Labs


      CA


      $13,600,000


      Series A


      09/20/2017


      M2Gen


      FL


      undisclosed


      


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Amino
        web link


      Aver Informatics
        web link


      BuzzFeed
        web link


      Cognitive Networks
        web link


      Dering Hall
        web link


      Kobalt Music Group
        web link


      M2Gen
        web link


      Offerpop
        web link


      Roku
        web link


      ScoreBig.com
        web link


      Swirl Networks
        web link


      Systum
        web link


      Tonic Health
        web link


      TruValue Labs
        web link


      Wanderful Media
        web link


      WellTok
        web link


      Zinc
        web link


     

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